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What is another word for chafing?

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Adjective
Causing annoyance, anger or frustration
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“A little archaeology might help mitigate the chafing criticism from the past that, with the benefit of time, now seems almost quaint.”
Adjective
Related to, producing, or caused by, scraping or abrasion
Adjective
Itchy and inflamed due to a rash or chafing
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Anxious and eager, especially to begin something
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Noun
The act or state of rubbing or applying friction
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A small bubble on the skin filled with serum and caused by friction, burning, or other damage
Verb
(usually used in third person form "gets") Annoying or irritating (someone)
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“His leadership would chafe her in any one of a thousand different ways.”
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To be triggering a passionate feeling or reaction
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Present participle for to cause soreness through rubbing or friction
“He took care with it, making sure to leave no knots of thread that would chafe bruised skin.”
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Present participle for to wear away or cause damage through applied friction
“The machine is becoming very popular for dyeing knit goods due to the absence of reels or drives that chafe fabric or tangle strands.”
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Present participle for to excite heat in by friction
“A shiver passed through Darius, and he began to chafe his arms to push some warmth back into them.”
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Present participle for to become annoyed, angry or impatient
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“They chafe at labeling as pathological qualities that may be merely irritating.”
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Present participle for to be anxious or concerned about something in particular
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Present participle for to have a strong desire for
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Present participle for to think deeply about something that makes one unhappy, angry, or worried
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(of the skin) Present participle for to become cracked, rough, or sore, especially through exposure to wind or cold weather
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